Easy way to do this? Applescript maybe?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by someone28624, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I have a folder with a bunch of files in it. All of them are Powerpoint or Word documents. I'd like to change them all the pdfs, having the original Office document delete, and the PDF be in the same folder the original was in. I'd also like any future files that end up in this folder to get converted to PDFs as well. I'd like any files that happen to end up in there that are already PDFs to stay PDFs. While I doubt any other files would need to be put in the folder, there's a slight chance something like a video might get put in there, so I'd like those files to be ignored to.

    Basically, I want all current and future ppt, doc, or xls files in a folder to get converted to PDF.

    Is there an easy way to do this? I think Applescript could do it, but I'm not really familiar with it at all. I read a tutorial on it and I found it overwhelming.
  2. andyboutte macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009

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